Field Peas Fit Upper Midwest Crop Rotations
Looking for a protein-packed livestock feed? Field peas may be for you. This diverse legume is finding its way into Upper Midwest crop rotations. Gill Gullickson discusses with Kelly Cooper, manager of the Conservation Cropping Systems Project.
Oats in a Conventional System
Conventional oats can be fed for livestock grain. Its high-fiber content coupled with high-energy value is well suited for getting young cattle used to eating grain, according to Pennsylvania State University research.include small ring and I derive an awards are pleased in what conventional system whatever governing merit. We have done that in the past we have harvested both Ryan wheat Barley we grew Barley onetime. Couple times. And we. We it was OK we wouldn't we would do it again in new conventional system and force in the prices for the small greens need to have the need to do better I think. In order to
What to Know Before Getting into Small Grain
Diversifying a rotation with small grains like oats requires more labor than does a conventional corn-soybean rotation.good time for and a plan to cover crop for the following corn crop .
Role of Oats in Crop Rotation
Oats still have a place, though, in some areas. It kicks off the organic oats-alfalfa hay-alfalfa hay-corn-soybeans rotation of George and Steve Schaefer, Kalona, Iowa.a bit. Tool that all plays in your operation and interior and increase profitability Ayers a breaker does these cycles are all those things. Well probably the initial reason why we did it was because it's required by the organic institute for you have to have some sort of crop rotation . You can just have corn and soybeans up there as well as by the initial impotence but now we do it it's. It did help for the past cycle cut down the press cycle and also helps with the soil and he gives this oil sort of a break from that corn being. Think that in organic system . Lou we also good hey after that so we have we. That's how we start our alfalfa hay is we intercede alfalfa
Winter Wheat in Corn-Soybean Rotation
Wheat production isn’t limited to the Upper Midwest, either. Allen Henry, who farms near Indianola in south-central Iowa, has grown winter wheat the last several years for grain and wheat straw.
The Sweet 16 of 2016
Sulfur deficiency only used to surface in corn on sandy soils. However, effective anti-pollution laws that reduced atmospheric sulfur--coupled with high corn yields--have caused S deficiency to surface in many corn fields. Here’s what A.J. Woodyard, BASF technical crop production specialist, saysMovement in and when we're. Or soybeans but we've looked at the cell block certain fertilizers Edinburgh has seen a lot of about it. We attended three date difference. I mean it hasn't been where we
What is to Blame When Herbicides Move Off Target?
Many times, volatility often gets the rap when synthetic auxin herbicides like dicamba move off target. In many cases, though, drift from fine spray droplets likely is the culprit, says Chad Brommer, BASF technical marketing manager for Engenia.sprayer. They've moved across the road and landed on what say some native plants boy that's a save implants can be susceptible Boston's. You wouldn't see the injured Dan adrenaline and it would probably take two weeks. Dreadlocks and injury that the company believes adjusting effect or any the other melt formations because early or come on the new growth. So it actually takes two or three weeks
Farmers who are wrestling with herbicide-resistant weeds will have a new tool w hen the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans debut, pending regulatory approval. BASF has a new dicamba formulation, Engenia, that can be used on crops including the system’s dicamba-tolerant soybeans. Chad Brommer, BASF
Weed Management Challenges
Weeds like waterhemp are a constant battle for farmers like Todd Hanten, Goodwin, South Dakota. However, there are some new herbicide-tolerant systems on the horizon that join time-tested ones like preemergence residual herbicides that Hanten is using.What I can you tell me about some of the lead management challenges that you had feared some of management strategies and to future technologies that may play a role in helping you with them. We've started to see an increase in some of the roundup resistant
7 Ways Wheat Can Boost Crop Rotation
Gil Gullickson talks to Dan Nigg about how gleaming golden small grain fields historically punctuated the grassy green pastures of northeastern South Dakota’s rolling hills and prairie.